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The purpose of this site is to provide answers to the claims, teachings, and especially the proof texts of the Israel Only (IO) movement. The following definition of “Israel Only” was provided by one of its main spokespersons:

“Covenant IO (Israel Only) is the view that the entire bible’s redemptive narrative pertains only to God’s covenant people, which included Jews, gentile descendants of the tribes of Israel and non-descendant proselytes who put themselves under the law to join Israel. It holds that Israel’s redemptive narrative came to an end in AD 70. It is a view that is scriptural, adheres faithfully to audience relevance and has consideration for the exclusively Hebrew cultural and religious milieu the scriptures came from. It is as consistent with audience relevance when it comes to soteriology as it is with eschatology, which explains why you may also see it called ‘consistent preterism.'”

-Michael Bradley, October 28, 2018 (‘Preterist Perspectives Discussion & Debate’ Facebook group)

Another main spokesperson for Israel Only defined the teaching in this way:

1) TIME

No one after the last day was given or can be saved (John 6:39-40, 44, 54). The Bible was not written TO US or FOR US. The Bible records God’s redemptive plan for Israel in AD 70.

2) PEOPLE 

Only Israel (Abraham’s biological descendants) was promised the New Covenant (Romans 11:25-27, Heb 8:8-12). 

3) NUMBER OF ELECT

There was a limited number of people given to Christ resulting in “all Israel” being saved (John 6:39-40, 44, 54, Romans 11:25-27). Only those whose names were in the book of life at the one time coming and judgment could enter New Jerusalem (Rev 20:15, 27). Not after.

4) NATURE

As Jesus was raised biologically from the dead (Lk 24:39, Acts 2:30-32) and immortal conquering biological death (Acts 2:23-24, Rom 6:9), the elect were expected to follow suit (1 Cor 15:20-22) and be raised immortal as Jesus was (1 Cor 15:51-53) from tombs (John 5:28-29, Acts 26:6-8). This results in the death that Adam brought into his lineage as biological (Gen 3:19, 5:5).

Jesus’s ascension forty days (Acts 1:3) after His resurrection resulted in Him ascending to the right hand of the Father (Heb 10:12) in heaven (Lk 24:51, Acts 1:11, Heb 9:24) biologically (Phil 3:21). The elect were expected to follow suit into heaven (Mt 24:31, John 14:1-4, Rom 8:11, 1 Thes 4:16-17, 1 Peter 1:4).

-Corey Shultz, December 28, 2018 (‘Preterist Perspectives Discussion & Debate’ Facebook group)

This site was founded in late 2018 on behalf of a small group of people who are preterists in our eschatology, but do not agree with the teachings of Israel Only. This site is intended to be a resource for those who have been exposed to the teachings of IO and who may wish to respond to the claims that IO proponents are making. Thank you for visiting and may God bless you richly in Christ Jesus.

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